By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2010

Home Sweet HomeThe Meridian 541 takes interior furnishings and layout to a uniquely residential level.What I saw at the top of the stairway pegged my practicality meter, but not in a good way. Over...

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Meridian 441

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2008

A lot of boatbuilders struggle to find their groove. They just can't settle on exactly whom they want to appeal to. In fact, they seem to want to be all things to all boaters.Meridian appears to be...

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Meridian 391

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2006

The Brunswick Boat Group builds more pleasureboats than anyone else in the world. Twenty builders produce myriad types of vessels, from Keys-friendly skiffs to 100-foot motoryachts, under the...

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Meridian 341 Sedan Bridge

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2005

Docking’s a big deal to me, mostly because back when my wife and I were living in Connecticut and I was struggling to learn how to dock midrange cruisers, parking the darn things scared the livin’...

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Meridian 368

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2004

Although this is a test of Meridian’s new 368 Motoryacht, it’s impossible to talk about the boat without talking about the company that builds her. In fact, you could say this article is as much a...

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Meridian 459 Cockpit

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2003

"Hey Bill," a guy asked recently, "what makes a test boat good?" The question seemed to have philosophical significance, at least at first, so I waded right in. What the heck?Aesthetics got dispensed...

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Meridian 408

By Capt. Ken Kreisler | Posted April 2003

Maximizing room and comfort aboard is a daunting task for designers and builders. Big boats obviously have big space to work with, but when you get down around 40 feet, just a few feet—and in...

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